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Old 21st May 2008, 16:35
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General IKE´s scaring flights...

Good night to all again!
I am looking to 2 interesting flights that almost cost the life of General Eisenhower during WW2. They are:
1/ During the CASABLANCA Meeting ( I do not have the precise date of the incident ), a Boeing B-17 flown by Captain Jock Reedy lost 2 engines, but managed to deliver the High Graduates aboard ( including General Ike ) alive. I would like to know:
a) The serial number of the aircraft in question
b) The crew
c) Causes of incident ( engine malfunction, oil leakage? )
2/ During the first days of September 1944 ( most probably on the 7th or 8th ), General IKE was returning from a Front Inspection of troops when, due to bad weather ( Storm ) his pilot, Lt Underwood was obliged to land a C-47 on a beach. I would like to know more about this incident too.
a) serial number of the C-47
b) Any damages to the plane? Was it rescued or savaged or scrapped after this?
Thanks in advance for all those who can help
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